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Thread: They call it "Chicken Scratch" WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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    very nice!!!
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    Thanks for sharing a wonderful pincushion.

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    You should start a pincushion collection and this beauty could have the place of honor! It is beautiful.

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    That is so neat. Here is the picture of a quilt at one of our quilt shows recently.

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    And this is one I am working on with a dark purple sashing. I love chicken scratch but it is real time consuming.

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    Learned to do "Chicken Stratch" years ago when I was a child. My grandmother taught it to me (I was about 55 ), so it is not by any means a new stitch, a really OLD one ! ! !

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    Just learned what chicken scratch was about year ago. Been planning on trying some but have not gotton around to it. Love the work, beautiful pillow. Maybe that will encourage me to get around to trying it.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    What a great idea. My grandmother use to do this on aprons!

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    It really is pretty!

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    That is so nice. I can't believe chicken scratch is coming back after all these years.

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    I don't think that I could put pins in it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant View Post
    Every now and then you get something really special in the swaps on this board, this is definitely one of them. Mawluv sent this pincushion to me on the pincushion swap.

    Look at the trim even it is hand sewn. I've never seen " chicken scratch" before. Something tells me this is a Prime example of this technique.

    Thank you so much Mawluv! It's beautiful, I'm not so sure I will fill it with pins.
    Very nice, I had always heard it was called chicken tracks. They have so many names for so many things now.
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    Oooo my mother in law has some in unfinished projects! My going to nab them kn the next visit and make all the daughters/granddaughters pin cushions for Christmas! I'd love to get my hands on patterns.
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    How Beautiful! I would want to frame it!

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    Have done chicken scratch before you could probably google info on how to do like of youtube.

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    Here is a free pdf. for a star design in chicken scratch. www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/FACTSHTS/CT-MMB-712.pdf All I did was google chicken scratch embroidery and it came up. There were others too.

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    Oh dear, what memories! My first kitchen curtains were chicken scratch ORANGE gingham. I guess that tells what era I'm from. LOL. I love the pin cushion--super job!

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    Whoa! This is absolutely just so well done; great fabric choices. So happy to look at, bright and, well, beautiful. You are very luck to have it! Nice work Mawluv.
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    Wow! Memories, I used to do that every so long ago on my daughter's dresses and I had forgotten all about it. Thank you for posting. I don't recall it being named chicken-scratch but who cares it is lovely work.

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    I made a chicken scratch quilt (king size) 13 blocks chicken scratch (star) and set with 12 plain blocks. quilted the star in the plain blocks. Did this about 20 years ago while wintering on Texas. Still using in Texas
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    Yes indeed that is "chicken scratch". My grandmother was an avid creator of aprons (that she sold at farmers markets) with these designs. I still have a few of them even though they would never fit my waist now (lol).

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    Lovely, too pretty to use for pins. I made book marks using the Chicken Scratch pattern. time consuming but pretty.

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    fantastic treasure
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    This is really a treasure! I know what you mean about receiving something special. I was participating in a block swap and it was such a blessing, I would receive little gifts like stationary, extra blocks, neat little pins and colorful pens, and even samples of neat little tasty treats sometimes.
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    My aunt made me three sets of pillow cases with chicken scratch on the border when I got married in 1954. She made some for my daughter and my mother too. I love them. Still look good.
    TwandasMom

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    It is darling!!!
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